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Humayun Mela, Himu Day

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
Ever since the birthday of
eminent litterateur has been declared as Himu Day, hundreds of youth have gathered, every year on the same day, to
personify the most celebrated fictional character created
by the writer.
Humayun Mela and Himu Day was successfully held and celebrated on November 13.
Ever since the birthday of
eminent litterateur Humayun Ahmed has been declared as Himu Day, hundreds of youth have gathered, every year on the same day, to personify the most celebrated fictional character
created by the writer on the Channel i studio premises.
However, this year’s Humayun Mela was made special by the presence of Nuhash Humayun, the late author’s son, who visited the fair to celebrate Himu Day for the first time in six years.
It had a positive effect on the organisers as well, even though the author's widow Meher Afroz Shaon was absent.
At the Humayun Mela,
organised by the channel to mark the 69th birth anniversary of the author, the bare-footed youths in yellow punjabis
wandered around aimlessly
at the stalls in the fair to reflect the spirit of the fictional
character they bear within.
The first ever Humayun Mela was held at the Channel i studio premises on November 13, 2013.
Himu Day was first celebrated in the precedent year throughout Dhaka University campus.
Humayun Ahmed died from colorectal cancer on July 19, 2012 at Bellevue Hospital in
New York, and later buried in Nuhash Polli.
Often credited with revitalising the Bangla literature, the creator of Himu is one of the most
celebrated authors in Bangladeshi literature.   n

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